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a live report in just a moment. also this morning, yet another round of grid lock in washington. we are just five days away from sweeping spending cuts that could impact everything from your food to your paycheck. and it could be just the beginning. so coming up, a look at why lawmakers can't reach a deal. former notre dame linebacker manti te'o speaks out since that scandal surrounding his girlfriend. he hopes to close the door on this once and for all as he looks for a future in pro football. we all did a little digging in the family photo columns to find some of our favorite childhood photos. that's erica. >> that is me right there. >> dylan. jenna is coming up. we're recreating the photos you see here as datas, then and now. >> i'm a little off. i just thought it was. >> the picture i was looking for
i didn't have any bonnet on. >> that's too bad. >> you got a new dress. >> i did. the whole thing was a lesson to turn something so cute into something terribly creepy. >> all that coming up. a lot to talk about. let's begin with the massive crash at daytona that injured dozens of fans. officials say the daytona 500 race will go on today in just hours. janet is at the international speedway for us this morning. good morning. >> lester, good morning. we were here when this happened. all eyes on the track. it was a horrifying crash. a car sheered in half. the injured weren't the drivers in the car but the fans in the stands. >> contact. >> a violent crash that started on the crash and ended in the grandstand. the wreckage of a race car. large chunks of metal and a tire
flying into the air and hitting fans as high as 45 rows up. it was the final lap. drivers were jockeying for position when a bump between cars turned terrifying. >> tony stewart is going to win this race. >> it was kyle larsen's car sheered in half and tore through the fence designed to protect fans. the engine burst into flames, as other debris went sailing into the stands. a tire in the stands. people scrambling and waving to get help for the injured. mike wilkinson had a clear view from his seat but couldn't bear to match. >> i was stunned. i saw the car fly up and hit the fans, a fireball erupted. i turned away. i didn't want to see what happened. >> a scene of complete chaos. more than 30 hurt. 14 taken to daytona hospitals.
among the most serious a child in critical but stable condition. >> fans want to be close to the action in daytona. if you walk by the fence, you will feel it. your hair will be sucked side ways because you're so close to the action. that's what fans want. >> amazingly, kyle larsen walked away from the accident. no other drivers were seriously hurt. they moved quickly to repair the damage ahead of today's daytona 500. as nascar said it would take a close look at what happened. >> we need to take the time to study it and see what we can. if we can, certainly, you know, the safety of our fans is first and foremost and we will make that happen. >> it can be risky business navigating the heavily horsepowered cars. as one driver said after the accident, we assume the risk. it shouldn't be the fans. >> and the speedway worked overnight to repair and replace the retaining wall and the fence
damaged in the accident. nascar said the daytona is ready for its signature race that starts at 1:00 eastern time and fans will be seated in the same stands where so many were hurt on saturday. >> kevin meister had a bird's eye view. he was in the upper deck above the crash site. what did you see? >> well, all the action really started as soon as the drivers came around turn 4. you can tell the racers jumped on the gas. right before he hit the checkered finish everybody started getting loose, made a block. all of a sudden there was a huge crash right into the gate. there was a car completely vertical. and all of a sudden you saw fiberglass just everywhere like confetti at a party. >> tell me what was going on in the stands.
my understanding is you went down to the ledge to shoot what was below you. what did you see in terms of the people in the impact area? >> right. as soon as i ran down to the ledge to see what had happened and see what exactly was going on, people were panicking and police and ushers were trying to escort people out of the area so that medical teams get to the injured folks. there are a lot of people around trying to comfort those who are clearly injured. and ien everyone saw a man take off his shirt and wrap it around a couple lacerations that another man had. i saw another guy passing out water. but you really saw human compassion right after that happened. people were in a state of shellshock. >> kevin, i understand you're a big nascar fan. we all see the big fences there to protect the crowd from flying debris, from crashes. how shocking was it to see it actually go above the phelps and
to go into the area where the crowd was? >> you see the fence and you feel pretty safe as a spectator. until something like that actually happens and, you know, the engine actually broke through the fence, that was surreal. to think that something like that actually had a possibility of happening and did yesterday is just devastating. >> you'll attend the race today with no reservations 1234. >> no reservations at all. i'm an avid nascar fan. thankfully we were out of the debris zone. but 15 feet in front of me sort of right down below. it looked like a shock absorber, a metal rod of some type came up into my section, which was the upper deck. >> very frightening pictures there. kevin, thank you for spending time with us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> and now here's erica. >> lester, thanks. huge crowds filled st. peter's square for pope benedict's final
blessing. four days he will step down as head of the catholic church. the vatican is dealing with new allegations today involving one of its cardinals. anne thompson has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it's a mixture of joy and intrigue here in vatican city. this morning catholics and the curious jammed st. peter's square to hear pope benedict's final blessing. this got not only a blessing but the pope also shed light on why he resigned. god had called him on the mountain to live a life of more prayer and meditation but he wasn't going to abandon the church. the 85-year-old pontiff said that god had had asked him to live this life with the same kind of dedication but to do so more in a way appropriate to his age and strength. now, this very joyous event took place against a background of scandal. there are new headlines in britain this morning, three priests and a former priest
accused the scottish cardinal keith o'brien of inappropriate behavior going back some 30 years. they want cardinal o'brien to resign immediately before he comes to rome to vote for the new pope. i asked about this today and he told me that the pope will be informed of this matter this afternoon and that tomorrow the vatican will issue a statement. erica? >> anne, we're hearing plenty at home in the u.s. former archbishop of los angeles also facing problems with a priest sexual abuse scandal there. >> reporter: he is. that's cardinal roger mahoney. yesterday he was deposed for almost four hours. he was asked by lawyers what he knew about a visiting mexican priest who was accused of abusing some 26 children in the 1980s. court documents released earlier this year showed cardinal mahoney played a role in shielding abusive priests. some u.s. catholics called on
mahoney not to come to rome to vote for the new pope. mahoney says he intends to participate. >> anne, thank you. in washington, time is really ticking for the president and congress to reach a deal. otherwise, there will be massive spending cuts you keep hearing so much about. the sequester that could have a major effect on you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. boy, i feel like we say this a lot. but with good reason. broken record yet again. first, just give us a quick sense of what this could actually do to people, if this cut will go in effect on friday. >> one of the things we will talk about is what does it mean for air travelers. you have the ability of air controllers or the prospect i should say of flight controllers being furloughed. a number of them losing their jobs, airport towers being closed in certain parts of the country. it could mean very really
delays. republicans say that's overblown. but federal workers are going to get cut. services are going to be cut. the defense is going to be cut by 50%. this meat cleaver approach both sides agree is a terrible idea, is how the cuts will be made. that is what has most people worried. >> both sides think it is a terrible idea but it's almost a foregone conclusion this is going to happen. why can't, david, lawmakers find some sort of agreement here? >> well, because philosophically they're on opposite ends of this. the president wants a mix of spending cuts, new tax revenues through some kind of tax reform closing loopholes. he's blaming congress for not giving in on that. congress is saying, look, you just got new revenues to avert the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. there ought to be more spending cuts, particularly entitlement cuts. they cannot see eye to eye. they're not talking to each other. both sides are working the
public relations sympathy. the public is fed up and will only get more aggravated as it moves forward. >>. p.r. campaign is not winning over the people that put them in w washington. and right now a check of the morning's other top stories. jenna wolf is standing by. >> hey, guys. good morning. good morning, everyone. police in las vegas have identified the person responsible for a deadly shooting on the strip. investigators found the vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting and subsequent crash that killed three people on thursday. also, they've identified 26-year-old amar harris as the suspect. his vehicle was found blocks away from the shooting scene. while oscar pistorius remains holed up at his uncle's home in south africa we are learning about legal troubles for his brother. the family lawyer says carl pistorius is facing a culpable
homicide. he isn't allowed back to his house because it is now considered a crime scene. a mall melee in chicago. about 20 teenagers arrested after police say they were running around causing a chaotic scene. police say there was no looting. only a little bit of damage. the boy band mindless behavior was there but that had nothing to do with the chaos. in china, they started shooting out of a building overnight after a fire happened inside. that started in a candle production area and spread to a fireworks warehouse on the lower floors. let me see if i can get. this candles and fireworks being made in the same building. okay. tonight, hollywood will recognize the best of the best in the motion picture industry. last night, last night the worst of the worst took center stage at the razzies. the big winner or loser,
twilight breaking dawn part 2. it took were seven awards, including kristen stewart for worst actress. they both made a gazillion dollars making the worst movie. that is probably what they're saying. i would probably say the same thing. you want to give a razzie, give me the gazillion dollars that goes along with it. >> and our first check of the weather. >> storms making their way into the plains states. right now in the rockies. we will pick up another 6 to 10 inches of snow in denver. you can see we have blizzard warnings posted through the plains. kansas looks like we will see our second blizzard in just a week. that's what we're facing through the plains. so it is going to be a rough go through kansas, into nebraska, into northern parts of oklahoma and the panhandle of texas as well. today, though, it's all about denver.
again, 6 to 10 inches is spread of temperatures this bhorng. 30s and 40s, where the winds are relatively light. 50 in oakland and san francisco. still gusty winds out of the north in the bay area foothills for the mornings. the winds should stick around into the afternoon. high pressure building in. with a little bit of a warmer finish to the weekend. most of the highs around the bay area today in the low 60s. a few more clouds for tomorrow and turning warmer for the second half of the week. and that is your latest forecast. erica. >> dylan, thanks. up next, manti te'o tackles new questions about the embarrassing hoax involving a fake girlfriend. back after this. , i got it made♪ ♪ i got it made ♪ fresh at subway ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made, i got it made, i got it made ♪
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good morning. leak at san bruno mountain camera bouncing around this morning. it is a breezy start to the day. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. off to a start with no windshield wipers this morning. >> no. but you might want to hang on if you're going across the mid span of the bay bridge. we've got breezy conditions in the hills. and the higher elevations. northwest winds at 15 at napa. temperatures, we've got the
breezes going, mixing in some warmer air down to sea level. you've got 40s and 50s. look at san jose, actually 39 degrees, where the winds are light. chilly this morning. everybody going to see sunshine today, as you see high pressure building in from the west. quick check of your temperatures. notice as we go through the day, even into tomorrow, we're looking at pretty mild temperatures during the afternoon. we're going to see low to mid-60s around the bay area today. warmest places santa rosa and fairfield. tomorrow a few extra clouds. second half of the week, 60s and 70s in the forecast. from dry seven-day forecast, at least through next saturday. >> thanks, rob. did you feel it this morning? new this morning, a small earthquake shook the south bay and east bay while many people were still sleeping. i know i slept through it. the 3.0 magnitude quake struck around fremont around 2:00 this morning.
there are no reports of damage. just a few rattled nerves. now, to a developing story in the search for east bay tourist missing in south america. the east bay couple was last seen in peru almost a month ago. this morning family and friends of 25-year-old garrett hand and 27-year-old jamie neil say they're getting more concerned by the hour. neill's co-workers say she spent months planning a cycling trip through south america. the couple left in november for the five-month adventure and had been chronicling their trip on facebook. but the posts stopped on january 25th and the two have not been heard from since. everyone who knows the couple is extremely worried. earlier this month, the state department issued a travel warning about a group planning to kidnap american tourists in the region around kusco. >> i'm fearful that something
has happened. and it's not likely that -- it's not as likely they're just out on an excursion away from internet access. they had been using the internet and skype and facebook, you know, all that stuff to stay in contact. and that contact has ceased. >> jamie neal's boss posted fliers on facebook and online travel groups in hopes of finding the couple safe. the couple's families are in contact with the authorities in peru and the usa embassy as well. a lead investigator now his own brother, the strange twist in the case against oscar pistorius. his brother also charged in the death of a woman. all the day's news, and the rest of your weekend forecast at 7:00.
♪ we are back on a sunday morning. it's february 24th, 2013. it's the last sunday of the month. and really nice -- cool, but nice day in midtown manhattan. thanks for joining us here at the plaza and you at home as well. i'm lester holt with jenna wolf, erica hill. the biggest nice of awards season. >> that, it is. setting macfarlane has taken on the duties this year.
but that's not the only change. the academy really wants to attract younger viewers. they have lots of surprises. they're also not saving the best for last. as the awards go. a lot of music, a lot of dancing. we'll see how it all plays out. we will do a little preview this morning. >> the four of us decided to go back to the future. we all picked out a picture we loved of ourselves when we were wee little and went back and recreated it. same outfit, same attitude, same fish, all of it. our good friend dylan got to wear patent leather shoes. >> and the ruffles. >> i didn't have to do shoes. i worked out well. it was a lot of fun. >> who needs shoes when you have that on your head. >> i went online and a lot of folks are doing this. >> yeah. i was a little skeptical too but it was fun. >> and music as the best medicine. we make the rounds with musicians on call.
it puts musicians, including big celebrity musicians in hospital rooms. one on one performances and in this case young patients at children's hospitals. i'll tell you more about that many canning up. looking forward to it. first a final check of the weather for us. >> cleared out nicely in new york city, that's for sure. new england is still dealing with some snow, although it's more of a wintery mix right now. we will see more or less the snowfall overnight. two to three inches possible. it's all about denver. three to six inches of snow in denver. and it is moving into the plains states. we also have the potential for some stronger storms today dn t out ahead of th cold front. and more blizzard weather in kansas. that's the second time in just a week. we are looking at several inches of snow, perhaps another foot through kansas and into northern missouri. then down through the gulf coast states severe weather is possible. heavy downpours, strong
thunderstorms. that will move to the southeast as we go into tomorrow. in effect most of the middle and southeast of the country as we go into early next week. that is another big storm. meanwhile, in the northeast, temperatures will be more seasonable as we start to finish off february and begin march. it looks like temperatures should get back into the mid-40s through most of early next week at least. we will start to . a peek out the window shows leaves blowing on by right now. we've got the winds out of the north. and at times northeast around san mateo. 10 to 25 miles per hour. higher gusts in the hill tops. places like san francisco and oakland near 50. everywhere else around the bay mid-60s for highs. warmer temperatures around santa rosa and fairfield. second half of the week looks warmer. and i'm excited to just say happy birthday to a set of
triplets. the first set i've ever met. and an extra here too. when is your birthday? >> march 1st. >> and how old are you turning? >> 6. >> 6 years old. what about you three. >> february 27th. >> how outlined are you turning? >> 9. >> lots of birthday celebrations here on the plaza. erica and lester? ♪ >> there is plenty of oscar buzz this morning. shows organizers promising it will be a night filled with surprises. >> while movie studios and producers are pushing for oscar gold, we will see how they do. >> while the red carpet awaits its glamorous arrivals, the race fors on card gold has been in high gear for week. a race that revolves around the green. >> when your quest is to land
the highest prize in hollywood, there is no price too high to pay. >> spending is higher than ever, especially when it comes to best picture. >> i like your chances now. >> the los angeles times reports studios backing "argo" and lincoln each spent $10 million campaigning for the coveted award. one reason for so much spending it's card a tight race. >> 7 of 9 movies are movies that made over $100 million at the box office. >> hollywood studios are going all out. no one has done more than the team behind "lincoln." they created a coffee table book for the press and sent thank you notes signed by director steven spielberg. >> the "lincoln" marketing campaign has been innovative, strategic and really tugged on the american heart strings. >> you may wonder is all of this work and money really worth it?
consider the king's speech. a massive campaign by mere max pictures in particular by harvey weinstein it swept most awards at the 2011 oscars. >> and it went on to make an additional $24 million at the box office, adding to the respectable $114 million it made before the awards. will history repeat itself with "silver linings playbook"? >> it's no secret that harvey weinstein spends a significant amount of time really thinking about how to best market his films. >> so when the winners reach the stage, they may want to think about thanking their film's promotional campaign, clearly worth its weight in gold. of course we don't know who gets the oscar. but we do know tonight's show will be different from its new host to a star-studded musical tribute. >> pop culture expert and
comedian chuck nice. nice to see you. >> hey. >> some of the changes we have been hearing about, the most obvious is seth macfarlane. two thumbs up from chuck. >> absolutely. >> i don't know about that, chuck. the good news, it will never get as bad as james franco and anne hathoway. >> the night is young. >> he's an interesting choice. >> he only hosted two comedy central roasts. and his humor is pretty racy. >> yes. awesome. >> fellow comedian. >> and the odd yes or audience skinned. >> but seth, if you have ever watched my of his productions, has a reverence for hollywood and movies. he is a filmmaker himself. he made the movie "ted."
should have been nominated. >> robbed. >> totally. >> that poor teddy bear. >> on top of that, he can sing. he's funny. and i think he's going to do a good job. i think we will be surprised. >> he's still more known for his voices than he is for his face. he's going to have to grab the viewer at hello. they may turn the channel because they don't know who the guy is. >> all he has to do is stuey griffin. wouldn't it be marvelous if i turned out to be homosexual. boom! >> aside from the host, it's going to be very song and dance heavy. they have a big dance number playing for after best picture award is announced. why go in that direction for a show about movies and do song and dance? >> well, they want to retain viewers. viewers love a good song and dance. i don't know why they need a big old production at the end of the show. the show is already three hours long. you have jennifer hudson, barbra
streisand, adele. i think you have enough fireworks. >> yeah. that's kind of crazy. and then it's one thing if you had barbra streisand come out after everything. you don't have seth and kristin come out after barbra streisand and a tkefplt that's like me standing outside a concert after eddie murphy and chris rock saying want to hear a joke? that's ridiculous. >> i would come out and see you. >> it always takes a little creative license when it comes to history. it seems there's a little bit more criticism for the create i have the license in "lincoln," "zero dark thirty", "argo". was it more egregious. >> i say never let the facts get in the way of a story. but chuck? >> unfortunately we live in a country with where people actually get their history from movies. so you might be doing some damage. how are you going to have lincoln and no black people in
the movie? no, i'm joking. you should have seen the look on your face. you were like what? >> that is egregious. >> as somebody originally from connecticut, that's kind of a big thing getting the votes. >> they are up in arms because they were instrumental in getting them free. why are rewell ga welwell releg footnote. >> because you're canada. >> picks for best picture? >> i think "argo" would take it. >> i do too because everybody feels bad for ben affleck. >> worked out with him. >> sympathy award best picture. >> thanks very much. brief program note tomorrow on "today" al rockier and meredith vieira live in los angeles with a complete wrappup of the oscars
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animated picture, i would ask them to turn around and give me a little wave. a little song and dance. >> i could smell the leaves on the front yard, feel the sunshine coming through the trees, and a warm comforting, nostalgic feeling. >> when i first saw dylan today in this recreated dress. it was hilarious. she looked like something that stepped out of the "wizard of oz." >> my mom's reaction was priceless. she made the dress when she was little. to see it almost perfectly created for my size now with the shoes and socks. it's hilarious. >> i used to love making dresses. it would always be a roughly, because being the only girl, i would like to invoke a little bit of girliness, frilliness. she always had to catch up to her brothers. she was kind of a little tomboy. >> i have nothing but good memories about my childhood, and i am so excited to go back to the house i grew up in. >> the won word i would use to
describe the photo would be darling. it was a precious time. dylan was a precious baby. everything i could hope for. ♪ forever young forever young >> i shows that picture because it represented some of the happiest times of my childhood. going fishing with my dad. my dad caught that fish and let me pose with it a big thrill many. >> i got my little boy back. >> being back in sacramento, i remember playing in some of the creeks around on my own. trying to catch poliwogs and frogs. it's home. >> he was an exuberant, typical 7-year-old, full of enthusiasm, a joy to be around. >> father/son time. the fishing secondary. we would go out on a boat together, enjoy each other's company. those are moments that you
cherish forever. >> to be back in the area where it was taken, being with my youngest son, my friend and my buddy, it's great to see him growing into the man he is. >> where is the hair? that's what was going through my mind. looking at the picture, body is still pretty much there. where is the hair? to be in that position more than five minutes now hurts. when are you something years old. >> at my age, you have to bring some of the past into the present and give me hope for the future. ♪ we are family >> i picked a picture of my mom and my older sister whitney and myself at white's park. i have since learned its white park in cocker, new hampshire. we would come ice skating here when we would visit my grandparents. >> i cracked up. i have that exact photo in my office. it's been there 20 years. i always loved the picture of
the three of us, and erica's cheeks and dimples. that was her. definitely always smiling and laughing. >> it wasn't just a part of my childho childhood, part of my sister's, my mom's, even my grandfather's. >> i brought an old photo of white park when i was a child. i'm guessing probably 3 years old. in concord, it has a special place in my heart. >> a wonderful surprise to come back, and it's -- i mean, basically it brings back a lot of childhood memories. >> looking at the picture, it made me smile in the way a certain smell or something that you recognize from your childhood makes you smile. it was funny to stand on the ice, get all dressed up. >> i remember mom's hat and her scarf. i don't know if i blocked it out, but i don't remember having this jacket as a child. >> i didn't feel like i was 5. once we felt on the ice and none of us fell i much better. >> the best part for me was getting spend time with my mom and my sister.
♪ one love one heart >> this has always been my favorite picture. to me this was the quintessential picture of my upbringing. how i remember jamaica. sun beating down on me, in the middle of the afternoon, lush garden, it's quiet. >> that day, we were really fooling around in the garden and having fun. when she got up and climbed onto the table, i thought it was a great picture. she always loved to dress up if somebody had something on, she wanted it. i would wear a scarf, she wanted to wear a scarf. >> like a little baby. >> mom. >> that's exactly the same. >> the garden has been amazing in letting us recreate this fantastic scene. >> i think that was one of her favorites. she did like to wear it a lot. she got a kick of sitting on the table and having me take those pictures. she thought it was fun.
she was a very happy little girl. loved to play, loved to get attention. >> there is nothing better than being able to bring your mom into your world. my mom thinks i wear to a bonnett to all of my shoots and i have to correct her, but besides that, i want her to be proud of the work i do. so this was sweet to spend the day with her. >> wow. >> they were great. we have to give a big thanks to our wardrobe department who put all of those together. >> made dylan's dress. >> amazing. >> i'm keeping my high tops, by the way. >> you're keeping your head scarf. >> i'm wearing it next weekend. look for it right there. >> not easy. first i thought we'll just do the same pose, but your body changes. >> and you are so much taller, the background doesn't fit in. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember
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listening to music can help you feel better. a group with some high-profile members tapping into that healing power by bringing music to people who need it most. ♪ but i got nothing >> darius rucker has toured the country many timesory orver ast man for hooty and the blow fish and now a country solo artist. playing many big venues, but on this concert tour, is he playing to audiences as few as two. his arena? hospital rooms. ♪ let her cry if it eases all her pain ♪ >> my daughter says, mom, don't cry. but we're happy she is getting
better and this has made the day so much better. ♪ let her be >> to see the looks on their faces when you play a song they know and they are so happy, there's nothing better. >> reporter: they don't wear scrubs, but musicians like darius rucker and randy hauser are dispensing musical medicine at vanderbilt children's hospital. >> i think it's great they take their time to come and meet the kids. >> peace out. >> the two superstars are volunteers with musicians on call. a nonprofit organization that enlists local musicians and celebrity performers to play at hospitals across the country. >> we know it helps with pain control, lowers blood pressure, and certainly emotionally it takes them out of the experience of being in a medical setting for that three or five minutes that the song is played for them. >> reporter: 17-year-old courtney butcher battles a chronic stomach ailment and longs for home. one of randy's songs briefly
takes her there. ♪ let your hair down, hair down ♪ >> it reminds me of my dad. we live in a small town. and it reminds me of happier days. ♪ country feels >> a new dad with a new chart-topping song, things weren't always good for randy hauser who understands music's healing power. >> when things weren't so great in my home, music was that thing i turned toto distract me or ease the stress out of my life. >> reporter: musicians get back as much as they give. ♪ like a wagon wheel rock me, momma, any way you feel hey mama rock me ♪ >> god has gifted me with a voice. i knew that as a kid. why do you always help? i think that's why i was put here, to help people, to give back. >> reporter: darius rucker finds his new single in high demand
here and discovers something more rewarding. you're there to cheer you up. sometimes they have the affect of cheering you up? >> absolutely. you never feel bad when you are there. you see a kid who is sick and their hole family is in there, and you walk in and you know you are helping them a little bit. >> thank you, man. >> musicians on call operates in six major cities. they have hundreds of volunteer performers and guides where they screen, train and schedule for these bedside performances. back after these messages. clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®.
let's check in once again with david gregory for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press." >> secretary of transportation ray lahood here to discuss the looming sequester, plus, the nation's governors in washington. bobby jindal of louisiana and deval patrick of massachusetts. and political roundtable coming up, all on "meet the press." >> thank you, david. that will do it for us. thank you for watching. >> i'll see you back here tonight for "nbc nightly news." have a great day, everyone.
i really am deeply concerned about her situation. >> friends and family of an east bay couple expressing their concerns this morning after the two vanish while visiting peru. plus another twist in the murder case surrounding oscar pistorius, his brother now also facing charges in the death of a woman. we'll explain. and -- >> he's at 23rd and home. >> the move by world series mvp pablo sandoval that has bruce
bochy in a teasing mood. >> announcer: from nbc bay area, this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. looking live from oakland at san francisco. a little bit of a haze in the distance, but none of the mist we saw yesterday. what can you expect the rest of the day? we'll tell you. kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. a nice breezy start. pushing the clouds away. >> just like that sound effect. a little louder than that in the hills right now. we've got wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. notice san francisco, nice and calm. look from the san bruno mountain camera, it's hanging on this morning. gusts in those hills. notice our temperatures where the winds are relatively light, 37 degrees. but where the winds have been going throughout the night, in the mid to upper 40s right now. we finish the weekend with a high cloud or two. watch what happens at lunchtime out around solano county, over to napa, mido